Data Security

July 18, 2017
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The countdown has begun. In less than a year, tough new rules on data protection will come into effect for the European Union. For the first time, companies will be required to notify regulatory authorities, and potentially consumers, in the event of a significant cyber breach.

In elevating the rights of consumers, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a sea change in how companies will have to operate—and...

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July 16, 2017
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Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Mother Nature’s extraordinary powers of destruction leave survivors struggling to put their lives back together.

Many survivors are under tremendous stress and more vulnerable to fraud. Criminals know it. After a natural disaster strikes, there often is an uptick in disaster fraud, charitable solicitations fraud, price gouging and contractor and vendor fraud, according to...

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July 15, 2017
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The DocuSign malware attack that occurred in mid-May is noteworthy because it highlights a go-to tactic popular with cyber criminals at the moment: account takeovers.

Attackers will first steal email data or credentials and then use them to launch highly targeted phishing campaigns. The one-two punch targets anyone with an email address and is becoming increasingly common.

DocuSign confirmed...

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July 10, 2017
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Malcolm Nance predicted Russian hackers were trying to influence the course of American politics in his book, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.

Since then, the intelligence expert, historian and author has become the lead counter-terrorism expert  for NBC News and MSNBC, analyzing the Russian hacking investigation and related news from the Capitol.

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July 6, 2017
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Do you know how often you use artificial intelligence tools every day?

Many people associate artificial intelligence or “AI” with robots and science fiction movies, but the reality is that if you use a cell phone, digital assistant or a computer, then you are likely already interacting with AI technology.

The point of most AI technologies is to make your life easier. To do that, they “listen...

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July 6, 2017
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Preet Bharara, a former federal prosecutor known for fighting cyber crime, will speak at the 2017 Privacy XChange Forum Oct. 22-24 in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.

He joins an incredible lineup of speakers, including intelligence expert Malcolm Nance and cyber security guru Bruce Schneier at the Privacy XChange Forum (PxF). Now in its fifth year, the forum brings together cyber security and industry leaders from around the world to shape the cyber security agenda for the year....

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June 10, 2017
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Researchers agree—health care is now one of the top three targets for cyber attackers. No matter what type of health care facility you work in—a large research hospital, clinic, regional medical center, health insurance company, or a company that provides business or clinical services for health care—the data you work with is worth millions of dollars on the dark web. And attackers can hold a hospital hostage, almost instantly halt operations, and disrupt critical medical processes.

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June 9, 2017
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Vladimir Putin has been far more visible lately with statements on the Russian-U.S. election story. Well-schooled in the art of Russian linguistic vagary, he alternately has said that Russian freelance hackers may have been involved, or that a 3-year-old may have been involved, all with a taunting...

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June 6, 2017
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As the health care industry continues to digitize, data protection technology has not been able to keep pace. Unfortunately for industry participants, health care has become a top target for state-sponsored and free-agent hackers.

In fact, a study released by Michigan State University in April 2017 found that health care...

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May 17, 2017
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Cyber security is a top concern for many organizations—and their corporate counsel. More than half of in-house counsel report greater investments in cyber security at their companies, according to a report from the Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation. One-third said their organizations had experienced a data breach already.

The high-profile dismissal of Yahoo’s chief...

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